Available Campus Assistantships
Graduate Assistant - Office of Student Activities
Part-Time - Year Round - 20 Hours Per Week
The student must be enrolled full-time during the Fall and Spring Semesters (9 credits in the Fall, 9 credits in the Spring, up to 9 credits in the Summer).
Summary of Duties:
The Graduate Assistant will assist in the administrative tasks of the Office of Student Activities. The Graduate Assistant will also have the opportunity to develop their managerial skills by assisting staff with advising student groups and managing events. It is expected that the Graduate Assistant will work collaboratively with the Student Activities team to promote the University's mission through activities, events and leadership opportunities.
- Works 20 hours per week for Student Activities, evening and weekend hours will be required.
- Researches current trends and best practices in higher education to find cutting-edge leadership and involvement opportunities for students.
- Assists with assessment of Student Activities programs and events.
- Assist the Student Activities team with the development and facilitation of office programs and services (i.e., Organization Fair, Homecoming, Student Organization Leadership Series, Annual Student Leader Awards, Aggie Fest, etc.).
- Increase knowledge and awareness of campus programming and student organization activities.
- Attend assigned student organizations meetings.
- Provide additional advising to the Student Government Association (including Royal Court, SGA Senate, and/or Class Officers).
- Supervise some evening activities sponsored by student organizations.
- Assist in the planning of leadership development programs for student organization leaders.
- Occasionally attend Open Houses, Accepted Students Days, and Orientation meetings as a representative from Student Activities.
Bachelor’s degree. Experience working with college aged students and student organizations. Strong interpersonal skills required. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral required. Computer skills and knowledge of various software packages including Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, and web development preferred. Social media capabilities are a MUST (including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Delicious, etc.).
Preference will be given to students studying for degrees in Adult/Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel, or related fields.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should specifically submit a cover letter and address how they would use their unique skills and backgrounds to assist in the programming and planning efforts of the Office of Student Activities. Applicants should also submit, in a Microsoft Word document or a PDF format, names and contact information of three (3) different professional references, as well as photocopies of their undergraduate transcripts (with official transcripts available upon request) to firstname.lastname@example.org. The position is open until filled, though applications received by July 17, 2015 will receive full consideration.